Author(s): David Costanza
Draped Stone is a research project that uses stone in tension through fiber-reinforcement, producing a hanging marble canopy. The research is in collaboration with stone fabricator Quarra Stone in Madison Wisconsin as part of a Research Fellowship. The project is still in development and is currently the subject of multiple grants to complete the pavilion. The project submission represents the work in progress to date— with all the research and development—for a fiber-reinforced stone and an automated workflow for 5-Axis machining mar¬ble and laminating fiberglass to machined marble surfaces.